MycoBond: growing the future of sustainable materials
Ecovative is a bio-tech startup creating biological composites which displace conventional foams and plastics, such as Expanded Polystyrene. MycoBond™, our patent pending technology, uses a growing organism to transform low value agricultural byproducts, into strong biological composites. These composites have applications in multiple markets, including commercial insulation, structural cores, and protective packaging. Ecovatives long term goal is to become the leader in sustainable materials, developing grown replacements for foams, plastic, and wood like products. In the near-term Ecovative is focussing its comercilization efforts on the protective packaging market, where there is a dire need for a product to replace the huge amounts of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) which is used every year in shipping.